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Natural treatments for gallstones

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If you are suffering from gallstones and as a result of that year life is not normal anymore because the pain and other symptoms are making in miserable, then you need to find immediate treatments for gallstones. There are natural treatments available for gallstones which can help patients to get immediate relief and long-term benefit. Let’s find out more about natural treatments for gallstones.

Maintain a healthy body weight

If you are overweight or obese, it can increase the possibility of having gallstones. It is more common in women who are overweight probably because they produce high levels of cholesterol in their livers. If you maintain a healthy weight, you can get rid of the inflammation and swelling within the gallbladder. People who have more fat around the waist, it means that you have fat stores around the organs and as a result of that inflammation and swelling may happen. If you maintain your healthy body weight, you will be able to avoid the possibility of gallstones to a great extent. However, to not go for fad or yo-yo diets because they can negatively impact your body.

Avoid rapid weight loss

As mentioned earlier, you should not go for a diet that will cause a rapid weight loss. You also need to avoid fad diets. Such diets will have negative impacts on your hormone levels, immune system and metabolism because there will be gaining and losing of weight over and over again. If you are trying to lose weight, you should do that in a moderate way and not very fast.

There may be deficiencies, electrolyte imbalances and other health issues because of rapid weight loss which can contribute to gallstone formation. You should never lose more than 3 pounds per week because that will increase the possibility of gallstones.

Anti-inflammatory diet

To nature really treat gallbladder stones, you need an anti-inflammatory diet that will support liver and gallbladder health. Your diet has a direct and very big impact on the liver and gallbladder health. It can decide if you will be able to properly produce and release cholesterol particles into bile. If you consume more anti-inflammatory foods, that will help in regulating your body’s use of cholesterol. It will lower the risk of gallstones.

You need to eat more high-fibre foods such as vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruits, beans, legumes and little bit of gluten-free grains. Always avoid processed foods because they are refined, they contain less fibre but high amount of sugar, artificial ingredients and inflammatory compounds. You need vegetables which will improve your bile flow, which breaks down fat. Such vegetables include beets, artichokes and dandelion greens.

You should only consume easily digestible healthy fats such as fish oil, coconut oil and olive oil. They will support your liver and will help your gallbladder contracts and empty regularly. Coconut oil is the best because it has the easiest form of a fat for your body to digest. Sprouted seeds like that of pumpkin, flax, chia and hemp can help you to reduce inflammation.

For better gallbladder health, you need to consume healthy fats in small amounts.

Avoid these

It is possible to reduce gallbladder risk by restricting or completely eliminating some of the foods. Always avoid foods that contain high levels of cholesterol, trans fatty acids, saturated fat, refined sugar etc. You also need to avoid legumes. People who consume vegetarian diets have lower risk of gallstones. You need to avoid hydrogenated oils (corn, canola, sunflower, and safflower), refined sugar, convenience foods, deli meats, excess alcohol, and conventional animal products of dairy products.

 References

1. The Gallstone Elimination Report
2. Gallstones
3. Gallstones